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Civil War
00000174-b11b-ddc3-a1fc-bfdbb1a20000The Schreiner University Department of History is honoring the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War with a series of short vignettes focusing on events from 1861 through 1865. The Civil War was the most destructive conflict in American history, but it was also one of our most defining moments as a people and as a nation. Let us know what you think about "This Week in the Civil War." E-mail your comments to Dr. John Huddleston at jhuddles@schreiner.edu.Airs: Weekdays at 5:19 a.m., 8:19 a.m., 4:19 p.m. on KTXI and 4:49 a.m., 9:29 p.m. on KSTX.

This Week in the Civil War - #1057

  During his working vacation, President Abraham Lincoln remained quite busy, reviewing Union military units and strategizing at City Point, Virginia with Grant, Sherman, and Admiral Porter.  Sherman had come from Goldsborough, North Carolina where his army was concentrated.  For the better part of a day, Sherman provided a detailed account of his campaign through the Carolinas.  On the following day, Tuesday, March 28, 1865, aboard the River Queen the generals detailed for the president their plans for a final campaign against the Confederacy.  Sherman later claimed that Lincoln noted that, once the Confederates had been defeated, he intended to grant them rights as American citizens.  Sherman would later base his liberal surrender terms for General Joseph Johnston on these conversations, even though the Federal government would disavowed what he promised.